Video games can help shape a person, so it’s important to appreciate titles that give LGBTQ + voices and characters positive attention. Many people who question their sexuality often run into barriers as social pressures increase. In this noise, however, video games can help in the journey of a person with relative characters and a positive image of strange and gender-unsuitable minorities. Here are six common LGBTQ + games that really stand out in alphabetical order.
EA and Respewn Entertainment Apex Legends has perhaps the most LGBTQ + characters in any first-person multiplayer shooter and tastefully displays them all. There are at least six confirmed LGBTQ + characters in Apex, and all are at the forefront of movies and comics similar to Overwatch. Some lines explicitly mention their sexuality without depicting negative stereotypes. Gibraltar, for example, is gay and has a warm personality, while Fuse is a very masculine and conspicuous individual who is pansexual (often called a female man). and male male). It’s good to see that one of the biggest war soldiers in the industry has so many LGBTQ + characters and we’re here for it.
This hard nail platformer is a wonderful journey through the depressed battle of the protagonist Madeline. As a result, the high-level platform is part of the story and the player feels perfect by the end. It also tells an excellent story of meeting the goal, despite Madeline’s failures and doubts. While this game hardly mentions that she is a trans woman, it is quite important. “Well, of course it is,” Celeste creator Maddy Thorson said of her gender identity blog post. “It feels painfully obvious to many (mostly trans) people, and it still seems painfully obvious to me, in retrospect.”
Dragon Age Inquisition
A thrilling duel, a captivating overall story and relative characters – these are the principles of an amazing RPG. In addition, Dragon Age Inquisition in BioWare has some captivating same-sex relationships. For example, we learned details about the personality, background and charm of Iron Bull. Especially something that stood out about him is how his hard exterior disintegrated into a soft net in delicate moments. As the relationship moved forward, the relationship had more depth than just casual sex. This is one of the many meaningful weird dynamics in the BioWare title catalog over the years.
He went home
In this beloved indie from The Fullbright Company, you play as a woman exploring an abandoned house and looking for her mysterious sister Sam. As you collect letters and other clues, you’ll discover the story behind your character and Sam’s family relationship, along with Sam’s personal history. At first it seems exciting, but when playing the game Gone Home it takes on a somewhat nostalgic tone. The writing is excellent and his representation is subtle – you just have to get into the walking experience to get into it.
Life is special
Max and Chloe, one of the most remarkable game pairs, became part of Dontnod Entertainment’s captivating film Life is Strange. Over the course of five episodes, this relationship flows in a natural way as it goes through its problems, and you really understand how much they care about each other. Max makes Chloe feel wanted in an oppressed situation, while Chloe opens Max’s eyes to a new world. Some may find the writing awful in the first episode, but as the story goes, an interesting and dark secret is revealed that will captivate you from start to finish. The game’s main mechanic, time manipulation, is great for using conversations on the fly or working around unique puzzles.
Like Celeste, Overwatch does not explicitly point out that Tracer and Soldier 76 are LGBTQ + characters, but Blizzard makes a big statement by making the former the star of the series. Tracer is portrayed as caring, resourceful, and spirited, a character everyone can connect with. Meanwhile, Soldier 76 has introduced a stoic hard ass that will complete this work. These two contrast with the stereotypes that all gays are extravagant and that all lesbian women are butch. Characters that match stereotypes can be great, but it’s good that our LGBTQ + heroes can be different from traditional portraits. Players who do not fit into these personality traits of extravagance or butch can also feel authentic and can help them with their own journey of discovery. Regardless, Tracer and Soldier 76 are very fun to play in a multiplayer title that took the world by storm when it came out in 2016 and is still played today. If you had to put someone as the face of Overwatch, it would have to be Tracer, because it’s in almost all film and promotional works.
Series The last of us
Naughty Dog included several LGBTQ + characters in the narration of The Last of Us. Ellie is a strong lesbian figure in a multimillion dollar sales franchise; it is probably one of the most successful series in Sony’s arsenal. The Left Behind DLC for the first game told an emotionally engaging story about Ellie, which shows her love for her crushed Riley, who will leave you in tears. And then in The Last of Us Part 2, we saw the natural bond between Ellie and Dina’s love interest, which grew as the game moved. Part 2 also contains a young transman named Leo, brimming with personality but burdened by a society that hates him for his identity. Part 2 dealt with difficult topics, and Naughty Dog treated them quite appropriately, especially when casting transman actor for Lev Ian Alexander.